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Dalkeith photo prompts gala memories

Coronation photograph of King John Illand and Queen Margaret Pupkiss, June 19, 1954

Coronation photograph of King John Illand and Queen Margaret Pupkiss, June 19, 1954

A Remember When photograph, which appeared in the Advertiser recently, brought back fond memories for Bonnyrigg man John Illand.

Last month we featured a photo of Dalkeith Gala Day with the Queen and her attendants. It originally appeared in our sister paper The Scotsman in June 1954.

Mr Iland contacted us to say: “I remember it well as on 19th June, 1954 I was king!”

He added: “Kings and queens of the gala day alternated between St David’s, Dalkeith High and Dalkeith Burgh schools.

“In 1954 it fell to St David’s and though it was the Dalkeith Gala day both King John Illand and Queen Margaret Pupkiss came from Bonnyrigg.”

Full story in this week’s Advertiser. On sale now.

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